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Poster: tracey pooh Date: Feb 16, 2010 5:31pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Flash code used on IA

hi peter,

wow, there's some bit of govt craziness going on down there! 8-)

i am trying very hard to not short circuit myself out. having been zapped w/ full 120V AC power as a kid three times (or more?!) i *really* dont wanna go thru that again! so i tend to verify circuit live, cut switch, cut fuse box, verify circuit dead, etc...

but i must confess, we were at it again -- this time a new small chandelier over our dining area as well as replaced overhead light in an office. tonight is another switch=>to=>dimmer replacement. i am sorry i put archive at risk! 8-)

--tracey

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Feb 17, 2010 3:55am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Flash code used on IA

You pay, and I will come over and risk my life, but only just before I return home from my 6 month 50 state tour.

I got 240 volts at age 8, I verified the switch was UP (In NZ) but should pulled out the extension cord, then went to the other end of the cord in the shed where it was hanging down, and poked a wire into it, it was supposed to stay there, but I got zapped.

What saved me was that I was reaching up, so I pulled away, and would fallen away.

Why was the power on? it was 1964 and the power point was separator from the switch, the casing of was round, and the switch and point was mounted on 1 inch thick wood, thru which the switch and point was wired, BUT the switch had been mounted upside down. Todays combined switch/point can never be installed upside down, because everybody knows the ground pin must be below the live pins, BUT they got the one piece units as its cheaper in time to install combined point/switch units

This post was modified by Time Traveller on 2010-02-17 11:54:30

This post was modified by Time Traveller on 2010-02-17 11:55:49